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Club Competition Update

I wanted to get the results out so we could focus on MNQP in a week & a half.

Team South has shown what it takes to win a contest…..BIC. The Team put their butts in the chair and kept them there! After two of the NAQP events, Team South looks unbeatable. Can one of the other teams mount a challenge in the RTTY weekend to take the pizza point away from South?! Here are the SSB results and the overall results.

  • Team South – 706,077 points – 25 active stations (48% of team)
  • Team North- 214,703 points – 15 active stations (27% of team)
  • Team Hennepin- 50,073 points – 4 active stations (9% of team)
OVERALL NAQP
  • Team South – 1,248,301 points
  • Team North – 438,656 points
  • Team Hennepin – 304,096 points

This spreadsheet has all NAQP scores.

See you in MNQP!

73, Rich NØHJZ

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Members

MWA Friend Files

The various friend files for the different contest software have been updated based on current MWA membership. There are two versions for each program, one has MWA flag in the file so when it comes up on the screen you see MWA along with name, etc. Some people like this and others don’t.

The zip file name with MWA.zip at the very end has the MWA flag in the file.

Each zip file also has instructions on how to install with the particular software.

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MWA Merchandise

MWA merchandise is available from the following vendors:

Name badge from
Tag-Me Engraving
651-460-6177

MWA logo clothing from
HamThreads
817-602-1834

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How To Win The Pizza-A New Way

We’ve come up with a new way to “win the pizza” for this season! In an attempt to have some fun, increase MWA scores, and level the playing field between contests, the MWA Team Competition has a new method for the 2015/2016 contest season. This was announced at the MWA meeting but I wanted to get the word out to everyone in the area.

Previously we used the percentage gain for the entire year as the determining factor for the winning team. Whoever increased the most over the entire season won the pizza. Simple!

As we analyzed the results, we found that the DX contests really drove the season. Why operate the little contests when you can create a large score in CQWW or ARRL DX? We looked at a way to make ARRL 160 or MNQP mean as much as the CQWW events.

Here is the result:

  • Each of our 11 contests will be separate events. Each contest will be worth one point (11 points total). The team that improves their score percentage the most (year over year) in each event will be awarded one point. Sweepstakes Phone is now worth the same as CQWW DX CW or ARRL RTTY Round-Up! Eleven separate points will be awarded for our eleven contests.
  • Each year we will also give out a bonus point for a specific event or set of contests. With this one bonus point, there are 12 points available throughout the entire contest season.
  • If teams are tied at the end of the season, the tie breaker will be the team that improved their score percentage (year over year) in the Minnesota QSO Party.

This new scoring method will hopefully get more stations active in more events. We’ll see increased activity, more QSO’s for each of us, and larger scores for MWA! I’ll have the first results out soon. Let me know if you have any questions.

73 Rich NØHJZ